CONTEMPORARY LUXURY IN OLD COTSWOLDS CHAPEL - STUNNING VIEWS

Paddy Barnes

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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CONTEMPORARY LUXURY IN OLD COTSWOLDS CHAPEL - STUNNING VIEWS

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Luxury Self Catering: Spacious Cotswolds Holiday Rental, ideal for two Families

The Old Chapel is a contemporary, Cotswolds family holiday home, sleeping up to 10 (maximum 8 adults).

This beautiful, self-catering accommodation is set on the steep slopes of the Slad Valley, in the heart of the Cotswold Hills, one of the most picturesque and unspoiled locations in England.

Described by The Guardian (December 2013) as 'one of the best cool holiday self-catering accommodations in the Cotswolds...it's both homely and stylish.'

The hamlet of Slad, immortalised by Laurie Lee in his famous novel 'Cider with Rosie', boasts stunning views, a choice of great walks and one of the best pubs in the Cotswolds – The Woolpack.

The converted chapel, built in 1865 and thoroughly renovated a few years ago, provides contemporary, stylish and very comfortable holiday accommodation. 4 bedrooms, large state-of-the-art kitchen-diner and huge open plan living space makes The Old Chapel a unique Cotswolds holiday let.

Surrounded by open meadows, woodland and rolling hills, with walks directly from the door, there's plenty to keep families busy here, all year round.

The Old Chapel is not your average Cotswolds cottage (no low ceilings, no cramped living space). It's a large, unique, stylish family holiday home with wonderful views inside and out.

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Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
What a gorgeous place to stay....and it didn't even rain once!!!

We had an amazing weekend in an amazing place - love the artwork (and the trampoline). We'll be back!
May 2013
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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Slad Stroud
Kuala Lumpur
5

EXCELLENT CHOICE!

  • 5 of 5
We enjoyed a wonderful 3 day stay in the Old Chapel in April 2009 together with two children, 7 & 4 and grandparents. Fantastic property, true to the description on the internet site and just as beautiful as the photos suggest. Local pub was a big hit as were the lovely walks which started very close to the house. Fantastic views and a very well equipped house. House furnishings were of an excellent quality. Highly recommended.
  • Submitted: May 14, 2009
  • Stayed: Apr 2009
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Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Slad Stroud
Stonington, Connecticut
5

STYLISH DESIGN AND SERENE SETTING

  • 5 of 5
Five of us stayed at the Chapel in August 2013, and I am late with my review but we all enjoyed our stay so much I wanted to ensure I circled back to it. There were two kids (7 and 5) and two 70+ people in our party, and the house was perfect for all of us. The kids enjoyed the trampoline and running in the upper yard. The rest of us enjoyed the gorgeous artwork, the stylish (but kid friendly) furniture and the well done, spacious kitchen (with a fantastic wood table large enough for far more than the 5 of us). We really enjoyed the Slad setting. Walking to the Woolpack and on some of the local, side streets was quite nice. This was our first visit to the Cotswolds, so we drove to Moreton on Marsh and the other villages that more often make our US guidebooks, but it was nice to return each day to a spot where you will not see any sort of tour bus. It was also a good jumping off spot for a day trip to Wales (Caerphilly Castle specifically for us, although Cardiff would also be manageable). We can't say enough about the chapel, and Debra the manager is also very available and helpful. We hope to stay again in the future.
  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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5

FANTASTIC HOUSE AND LOVELY SURROUNDINGS!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in The Old Chapel for a week earlier this summer and we all really enjoyed it! The house is very spacious and there was plenty of space for us all (six adults and four boys aged 4-10). It didn’t just live up to our expectations, which were really high. The Old Chapel easily exceeded them! The house was warm and welcoming.

We really appreciated the information folder - it was full with all the necessary information about the house as well as many tips about excursions and trips in the surrounding area. The kitchen was very well equipped and we loved cooking and dining in it. Being set in a fantastic landscape and close to many interesting places the Old Chapel was a fantastic “headquarter” for our daily adventures. During the week we easily travelled to Birmingham in the north, Bristol in the south and Oxford to the west, as well as many other places closer to the Old Chapel. Stroud is a very nice little town and being only a ten minute car ride away it catered for our daily needs.

Families Almlöf, Jansson and Lundqvist, Sweden
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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Slad Stroud
5

WE LOVED THE OLD CHAPEL

  • 5 of 5
We spent 4 nights at The Old Chapel at the beginning of September and had a lovely time. The property is truly great and had everything we could have wanted including a gorgeous state of the art kitchen and HUGE master bedroom with lovely artwork and decor. Our friend's 10 month old had everything she needed in the family room and toys and cot were much appreciated. The games room was also great with DVDs, PS2 and SingStar although luckily for the rest of the party, the karaoke disc didn't make it out its box!
We had dinner in the famous Woolpack pub just a short walk down the road and enjoyed excellent food and wine. The farmers market in Stroud on Saturday mornings is filled with so many stalls of fresh fruit, veg, cheese, meat and pastries that you needn't go anywhere else.
A great stay and I would definitely recommend to friends and family.
  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
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Slad Stroud
Mid Glamorgan
5

AMAZING PLACE

  • 5 of 5
I just wanted to let you know that the 10 of us had a fantastic time at the Old Chapel.  What an amazing place you have there.  The weather was fantastic which was a real bonus.  We will certainly be visiting the Old Chapel again in the future.  I think it would be very difficult to find accommodation as good anywhere else.  The place had everything we needed and more.
  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2009
  • Stayed: Mar 2009
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Slad Stroud
Wiltshire, England
5

A MILLION MILES FROM YOUR AVERAGE COUNTRY RENTAL

  • 5 of 5
This is a perfect spot for walkers, foodies and lazy people alike. The chapel is renovated with love and real style so guests can happily spend hours lounging by the fire or soaking up the stunning Slad views. The contemporary furnishings are a million miles from your average country rental, so this really feels like a fabulous home from home. Out back you can climb the meadow and roll your way back down, or head out front and amble by the water to a classic English pub, gifted by Central Casting. The kids loved the gravestones (not a bit spooky), nearby goats and the quirky petalled windows in the big bedrooms. If you leave the spacious house - and you really don't have to - a trip to the local farmers' market lets you put the flawless kitchen to good use. There is everything on hand for the enthusiastic cook and a huge refectory table and pew for the happy eaters. All the bedrooms and bathrooms are spotless, yet nothing about this house feels contrived or overly precious. A perfect holiday let whatever the weather - thanks for sharing it with us.
  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2008
  • Stayed: Jun 2008
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Stroud
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
M5 Junction 13
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
The Woolpack
Nearest Ski
9 Kilometres
Gloucester Dry Slope
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Painswick
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
The Woolpack
Car: recommended

The Cotswolds is designated as England's largest 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' – as an area it’s 100 miles north to south.

Here in the South Cotswolds the area has a slightly wilder nature, especially in the five beautiful valleys around Stroud, of which Slad Valley is considered the most unspoiled. These are the real Cotswold Hills; nature reserves, meadows, wild orchids, steep climbs and wonderful views, away from the crowds of tourists you find in north Gloucestershire.

Two miles away is Painswick, 'Queen of the Cotswolds', one of many beautiful villages in the area. The Rococo Garden is a must, and you have a choice of stunning mansions, abbeys and castles within a short drive.

Closer to home - a 2 minute walk away - is the famous Woolpack Inn, a timeless pub that serves fantastic food and ales and one of the best views you can imagine.

Nearby Stroud has an award-winning farmers' market on Saturdays, and swimming, cinema and bowling to keep children happy.

Other Activities: horse riding, golf, hiking cinema, bowling, country pubs, gliding, shooting

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Availability & Rates

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Slad House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Rate 13
Jul 11 2014 - Sep 4 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,545
 
 
Rate 14
Sep 5 2014 - Sep 25 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
From
£343
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,370
 
 
Rate 15
Sep 26 2014 - Oct 2 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
From
£280
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,120
 
 
Rate 16
Oct 3 2014 - Oct 16 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
From
£260
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,040
 
 
Rate 17
Oct 17 2014 - Oct 30 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,370
 
 
Rate 18
Oct 31 2014 - Dec 18 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
From
£260
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,040
 
 
Pre Christmas w/end
Dec 19 2014 - Dec 21 2014
3 night minimum stay
£317
 
 
Rate 20
Dec 22 2014 - Jan 5 2015
Changeover Day: Monday
7 night minimum stay
£2,100
 
 
Winter
Jan 6 2015 - Feb 12 2015
3 night minimum stay
£870
 
 
Half term
Feb 13 2015 - Feb 19 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,175
 
 
rate 21
Feb 20 2015 - Mar 5 2015
3 night minimum stay
£985
 
 
Cheltenham Race Week
Mar 6 2015 - Mar 12 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,415
 
 
Pre-Easter
Mar 13 2015 - Mar 19 2015
3 night minimum stay
£1,100
 
 
Easter
Mar 20 2015 - Apr 16 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,370
 
 
Post Ester
Apr 17 2015 - Apr 23 2015
3 night minimum stay
£1,320
 
 
Spring
Apr 24 2015 - May 14 2015
3 night minimum stay
£1,175
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Weekly rentals are normally Fri to Fri though we can be flexible. Arrival from 4pm, and we ask you to vacate by 10.00am on your final day.
3 night breaks start on Friday and cost 75% of the weekly rate.
4 night breaks start on Monday and cost 70% of the weekly rate
5+ night break costs the full weekly rate
25% deposit with the balance 6 weeks prior to your stay and a £350 returnable deposit.
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Amenities

Slad House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Water Cooler
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Filtered Water
  • Laundry Soap
  • Tiled Stove
  • Parking Off Street
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Ensuite to bedroom 1
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Downstairs shower and laundry room
    Bathroom 3 - combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • Completely up to date bathrooms with power showers, stylish, high quality fittings and contemporary decor.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Huge room, great views
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Plenty of space
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2 child bed , Spacious kids room, sleeps 4 including bunkbed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Small room with single bed converts into double/twins.
  • All the bedrooms are stylish, with subtle decor and contemporary art. Bedroom 1 - huge room with feature window and ensuite shower-room and toilet. Great views across valley. Super king size bed with high quality foam mattress and room for cot if required (2 adults). Wardrobe and chest of drawers. Bedroom 2 - large room at rear with views of countryside to rear. King size bed with memory foam mattress and space for cot if required. (2 adults). Wardrobe and drawers. Bedroom 3 - large room with views across valley. Two single beds and one bunkbed. Ideal for 4 children. (2 adults or 4 children). Storage drawers. Bedroom 4 - small room, with great views across valley - a single bed that can pull out into two singles or one double. (2 adults/children). Little storage and not much space when both beds are being used.
Entertainment:
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Radio
  • Books for Adults
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • water parks
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • golf
  • tennis
  • skiing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
Notes:
Sorry, this is not a party house - strictly no stag or hen nights and no smoking. The kitchen is very well equipped and ideal for cooks - plenty of up to date utensils, cookbooks etc Good sized gardens back onto open meadows and woodland beyond. Large, wrap-round terrace overlooks the graveyard across the valley on one side and the garden on the other. Equipped with garden furniture and barbecue. Large enclosed trampoline. Parking - off-road space for up to four cars. Gated entrance. The property is not overlooked. Central heating, electricity and firewood are included in the rental price. Free wireless internet access. Freshly laundered linen and towels included in the rental and are changed weekly. For two week stays, the house will be cleaned and linen / towels replaced on the Friday at the end of the first week.
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